Master of Arts (MA) in Producing for Film

In the Seattle Film Institute’s Master of Arts (MA) in Producing for Film, students develop the expertise to pursue a career as a film, television and digital content producer. At the completion of the program, students have the tools and hands-on experience to produce films and a skill-set that is directly applicable to other career paths encompassing new and emerging media, internet and digital media production, advertising, hi-tech game development, and entrepreneurial ventures.
 

Program Highlights

 

Benefits of the Seattle Film Institute Accelerated MA Program
 

Why Join the MA in Producing for Film Program

Who Should Apply to the MA Producing for Film Program

  • Working professionals who want to pursue a career in producing or project management in film, or in companies including internet and web-based companies, alternative distribution, digital media, and gaming.
  • Entrepreneurs who want to start their own business.
  • Filmmakers who want to take direct control of their career.

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Benefits of the MA in Film Producing Program.

MA in Producing for Film Program Dates

Fall 2016 Session

Start Date   Sept. 19, 2016
Completion Date   July 21, 2017

 

Quarter 1                                                Sept. 19 – Nov. 25, 2016

Quarter 2                                                Nov. 28 – Feb. 17, 2017

Quarter 3                                                Feb. 27 – May 5, 2017

Quarter 4                                                May 15 – July 21, 2017

Graduation July 22, 2017

 

Classroom Instruction: Two Classes per week every Tuesday and Wednesday: 6:00pm-10:25pm
In addition, over the course of the program, 3 additional eight-week classes, Monday and/or Thursday: 7:00pm-10:00pm

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2016-17 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Veteran’s Day                       Nov. 11, 2016

Thanksgiving                        Nov. 24 & 25, 2016

Holiday Break                       Dec. 17, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017

MLK Day                                Jan. 16, 2017

Winter Break                         Feb. 20 – 24, 2017

Spring Break                        May 8 – May 12, 2017

Memorial Day                       May 29, 2017

Independence Day              July 3 & 4, 2017

           

              

 

 

Master of Arts in Producing for Film Program Tuition

Seattle Film Institute Tuition and Cost of Attendance

The total tuition cost of the program is $33,000.

For purposes of federal financial aid, the cost of attendance is calculated as an academic year of three quarters. **

2016-2017

MA in Producing Program

Annual, 3 Quarter**

Full-time enrollment

Living with parents/relatives

Not living with parent/relatives

Tuition & Fees

24,750

24,750

Books & Supplies

200

200

Room & Board*

3,270

9,780

Transportation*

1,380

1,350

Miscellaneous/Personal*

1,680

1,860

Total:

31,280

37,940

 

*These are average costs; actual costs may vary depending on individual circumstances.

**Please note that as a four quarter program, the annual expenses of year two (quarter 4) will be 1/3 the costs of year one   There is not a break between the third and fourth (and last quarter) -- the last quarter starts immediately after the third quarter.

Financial Aid

Seattle Film Institute is approved to offer Federal Student Aid (FSA), including Direct Student Loans and Pell Grants (for undergraduate programs). 
Students who wish to apply for FSA will need to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

OUR FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE for the FAFSA is 042580

 

Information about federal student financial aid can be found at www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa.  And, check out this series of YouTube videos for tutorials on applying for Federal Student Aid.

Additional financial assistance is available in the form of PLUS loans and SFI institutional grants.  Information about private student loans is available at www.finaid.org

SFI does not have a deadline for completing the FASFA, but it is highly recommended that students apply for financial aid as soon as possible as part of the application process.

For more information, please contact SFI’s financial aid office at 206-568-4387, or email financialaid@sfi.edu.

Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and Producing for Film Program Tuition

One-on-one Financial Planning Available!

 

Seattle Film Institute Tuition and Cost of Attendance

2016-2017

MFA in Filmmaking and Producing

Annual, 3 Quarter

Full-time enrollment

Living with parents/relatives

Not living with parent/relatives

Tuition & Fees

24,750

24,750

Books & Supplies

250

250

Room & Board*

3,270

9,780

Transportation*

1,380

1,350

Miscellaneous/Personal*

1,680

1,860

Total:

31,330

37,990

*These are average costs; actual costs may vary depending on individual circumstances.

Please note that as an eight quarter program, the annual expenses of the final two quarters (quarters 7 & 8) will be 2/3 the costs of year one.

Financial Aid

Seattle Film Institute is approved to offer Federal Student Aid (FSA), including Direct Student Loans and Pell Grants (for undergraduate programs). Students who wish to apply for FSA will need to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

OUR FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE for the FAFSA is 042580

Information about federal student financial aid can be found at www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa.  And, check out this series of YouTube videos for tutorials on applying for Federal Student Aid.

Additional financial assistance is available in the form of PLUS loans and SFI institutional grants.  Information about private student loans is available at www.finaid.org

SFI does not have a deadline for completing the FASFA, but it is highly recommended that students apply for financial aid as soon as possible as part of the application process.

For more information, please contact SFI’s financial aid office at 206-568-4387, or email financialaid@sfi.edu .

Masters Program Internships

Upon completion of the Master of Arts (MA) in Producing for Film, or the Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking every graduate is entitled to participate in our professional industry internship program. Students are encouraged to use the internship program as the first step in developing their new professional career. Students can intern at film production companies in Los Angeles or Seattle, in web-based or software based companies, with companies focusing on alternative forms of distribution, with gaming companies; or students may choose a company that is totally targeted to their own specific career goals.

A sampling of some of our internship placements:

Alpha Cine Labs
Seattle, WA
www.alphacine.com

Americam
Seattle, WA
www.americam.com

Avenue Films
Seattle, WA
http://avenue-films.com/

"We hired an SFI graduate for a documentary project we were shooting. We were impressed with their level of knowledge and particularly how professionally they handled our equipment. We will definitley hire a SFI intern again"

Fiona Giles
Production Manager
Avenue Films

Clatter & Din/Flicker & Blur
Seattle, WA
www.clatterdin.com

Cole & Weber Advertising
Seattle, WA
www.coleweber.com

Culp Productions
Seattle, WA
www.briandina.com/culp

Filmateria
Seattle, WA
www.filmateria.com

Flying Spot Entertainment Group
Seattle, WA
www.flyingspot.com

FoxSports.Net
Seattle, WA
www.msn.foxcareers.com

Hip Films
Los Angeles, CA
www.hipfilms.com

Kostov and Associates
Seattle, WA
www.kostov.com

KCTS Public Television
Seattle, WA
www.kcts.org
"Thank you for continuing to send us quality interns!"
Drew Ringo
Executive Producer
KCTS Public Television

MODE Studios
Seattle, WA
www.modestudios.com

Roger Corman's New Horizons Pictures
Hollywood, CA
www.newhorizonspix.com

Oppenheimer Cine Rental
Seattle, WA
www.oppenheimercamera.com

Production Foundry
Seattle, WA
www.theproductionfoundry.com

Screaming Flea Productions
Seattle, WA
www.sfpseattle.com
"I'd love to have more Seattle Film Institute Interns... the ones we've had in the past were great!"
--Lisa Hirotani-White
VP/Production Manager
Screaming Flea Productions

Sierra Media
Everett, WA
www.sierra-media.com

Victory Studios
Seattle, WA
www.victorystudios.com

Wong Doody Advertising
Seattle, WA
www.wongdoody.com

"We've been very impressed with the SFI students that have worked for us as interns. I valued their already established skill sets, and willingness to get the job done. I look forward to working with more SFI students in the future."

Dax Estorninos
Senior Broadcast Producer
Wong Doody Advertising